Installation of Second Cancer Treatment Machine Commences at National Hospital, Abuja
JNC International has commenced the installation of a 2nd unit of an Elekta Linear Accelerator Radiotherapy Machine at The National Hospital, Abuja. This is coming as a good news to Nigerians as the 1st unit was installed and commissioned at the National Hospital in December, 2017.
Speaking in a brief chat at the hospital, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Hospital, Dr. Jeff Momoh, said the Abuja Radiotherapy Centre would be the only centre in West Africa running two Linear accelerators. This, the CMD explained, was to avoid overworking the 1st machine which has currently treated over 200 patients.
Describing the arrival of the 2nd machine as a major breakthrough for the country, the CMD said its installation would further check medical tourism in Nigeria.
It is expected that similar machines would soon be installed in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country. This was according to Dr. Momoh.